Thursday, October 29, 2009

Faces of the Goddess Charms (Swap Bot Round #1)

Hello Everyone!
This post will be about the Faces of the Goddess charm swap- who the makers chose for their Goddess charm and a little background on each of the Goddesses. (This will be a continuously updated post so keep watching it for new pics and info!)

1. Coventina- (Submitted by Cari (CariahCreates) from swap bot)
"Coventina is a Celtic river goddess known for healing. She is also associated with renewal, abundance, new beginnings, life cycles, inspiration, childbirth, wishes and prophecy. There are shrines to her at Carrawburgh, along Hadrian's Wall. In worship to her, coins and other objects were tossed into the wells as offerings for sympathetic magic. These wells represent the earth womb, where the Celts felt her power could be most strongly felt. Her symbols are the cauldron, cup, water, coins, broaches and wells. The moon that corresponds to her is the Reed Moon and her aspect is divination. A lot of the information on her has been lost, even so it known that she was looked upon as the queen of the river Goddesses. From Scotland comes her association with the underworld, where she was the Goddess of featherless flying creatures which could pass to the Otherworld. Being a river goddess, she is connected the ebb and flow of time.   There is also an assoication of her to "The Lady of the Lake" from the story of King Arthur."

"I chose Coventina as I was looking for a Celtic water goddess.  Although my ancestry is mixed, my heritage is predominantly Irish.  I’m a Pisces and ironically my greatest fear is of drowning so I decided that looking into the power of Coventina and adopting her as my symbol could protect me from this fear.  I also found her history and the archaeological evidence uncovered in one of her shrines fascinating, particularly as it appears that the modern concept of the wishing well (throwing in a penny) originated with her. The charm I’m including signifies an ancient coin, similar to one which her worshippers would have thrown into her well in order to bring good luck and prosperity." ~ Cari

2. Danu- (created by (me!) Brittany (broche) from swap bot)
"Danu is also known as Danann, the Irish Dana, the Greek Dione, the Welsh Donn, and Anu. She is also called Mother of Gods, Great Mother, and Moon Goddess. Her name means teacher and wisdom. It is also said that Danu is the power that is the land, never to be  overcome by mortals. Her power is in the imagination of those who see magick in the twilight mist between the worlds. Her powerful presence can aide you in achieving anything you desire, especially motherhood, fertility, healing of children, and magick, and anything creative.Mother of the gods, she was patron Goddess of the Tuatha De Danann, the 4th wave of colonies that arrived in Ireland, prior to the Sons of Mil, centuries before Christianity. The Tuatha De Danann (the people of the goddess Danu) became the gods and goddesses of the Sons of Mil, after they were driven "underground." The Tuatha De Danann became known as the faery, and were said to inhabit the Sidhe. The Sidhe (shee) is a magickal place beneath the large mounds in Ireland. Danu is not only the Faery Queen, She is also goddess of Water."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Goddess Blessing and Affirmation - Swap Bot

Hello Everyone!
As indicated by the title, I shall be writing about my new Swap Bot craft that I will be hosting soon! This is a necklace that reminds us- as children of the Goddess- our sacred oath. It's an affirmation and a blessing piece.

The necklace making steps:
1.  Buy a 'slider." A slider is basically a thick metal tube which may or may not have a small loop attached beneath it. (In the pic the loop is a the top because the slider is upside down.)

2. Get a small stone/ crystal/ metal charm (I prefer the way stone looks though with this piece)
and attach it (via thin metal thread) to the slider loop.

3. Next the extra special part. Get a colored piece of paper (preferably hand dyed- no crappy construction paper) and write your own sacred blessing and affirmation to/about the Goddess.

The one I created says:

Bless those who wake by the Goddesses rays,
Bless those who thrive in Her Light,
Bless those who walk Her Path each day,
Even in the Night.

This day is sacred, as is all days that come forward,
Ever changing, growing, loving,
May I always be honest and caring
On my path today.

May my actions harm none.
May my word be only truth.
For My thoughts change the world,
Even in Youth.

The Goddess walks beside and in me,
And on this path today and always,

Guides me.

4. After you create the affirmation, write it on the colored paper, and decorate the back (I chose to do a very simple design with silver ink. I outlined the edge in silver ink, on both ends of the paper are silver crescent moons and in the center is a pentacle. )

5. Next get a chord (I used a dark leather one) and slide it through the
"slider" piece *then* with your paper affirmation, roll it tightly and slide it through the tube.

6. Now all you have to do is enjoy it because your DONE!!!

Thanks for viewing! (if you have any questions or comments email me at

Eire Crescent

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Charm Bracelet

Greetings Everyone!
Sorry it's been forever since I've added something to this Blog! College life is really destroying my creative streak! I did manage to create a few things however!

As I type this, I am the current Host on swap-, of the Swap "Faces of the Goddess." (The partners have been selected so it it too late to join it!) For this swap we each create a charm with the face of the Goddess of our choosing. So, I wanted to post what I created for my swap partner. See left pic below:

The Goddess I chose was of Danu!

I did (finally) get to create a completed charm bracelet with faces of the Goddess on them, and here is how it turned out:

Thanks for viewing!
~ Eire Crescent